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la vega is live at nasa aims in mountain view where people gathered. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon. they were showing a feed of this. now it's just a recording of what it looked like. in the last 40 minutes it came as close as it would to the dearth. just to give you an idea how big it is, we're told it is as big as the size of this entire building, half a football field. on the screen, the asteroid doesn't look that spectacular. it looks like a small dot of light. these are pictures of the astroid being scene from an observatory in australia. it's 150 feet that's been dubbed 2012 da-14. scientists say there's no chance it will hit the earth. space enthusiasts came to watch the asteroid flying by as well as nasa scientists commenting on the significance. we spoke to a nasa expert and a viewer about the asteroid. >> it's coming very close and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to study it up close. and so we can learn a lot more about these types of objects. in terms of its scientist significance, there's depreleft over -- debris left over. >> i think
planet. it happened in the past hour, nasa said the meteorite in russia had nothing to do with the asteroid, about the size of half a football field. joining me, astronomer david dundee. the question is, as i have just answered, there was nothing to do with the two of them one is more common than the other. meteorites in the sky of russia coming down. how rare is that? >> well, meteorite impacts happen all the time. the earth picks up tons of debris every day but it's usually in the form of dust and smaller objects. one the size of what we saw in russia is a once in a decade thing. last time this happened was about ten years ago, over in the pakistan, india region of the world. but the two objects are totally unrelated and one of the other big things to consider is that you're separating the two events by 14 hours. remember, the earth is hurling around the sun at 19 miles per second so we're in a different neighborhood than weapon the meet -- when the meteor came in in russia. >> that's interesting. everything's moving at once. how fast was this thing going? >> the top sea
is falling. any connection between these rocks heading toward us? >> well, nasa says no. the asteroid that we saw just whizzed by earth yesterday. they were coming in completely different directions. because of that, they're just random events that happened to occur at the same time. a really big coincidence. >> were you surprised to hear about the russian meteor? how rare is that? >> the russian meteor was a complete surprise to astronomers and, obviously, the public. it's fairly rare once every 100 years do you have this kind of event. the last one we saw in 1908, and that was a pretty devastating one, as well. but to have it occur over a populated area, documented with these youtube videos and whatnot, it's a very clear example of the power these space rocks can punch. >> yeah, it looked like a scene from a movie really more than anything. i can't imagine the fear being there. how would you describe this meteor? was it relatively small considering? >> yeah, you know, for what it was, it was a fairly small meteor. about 50 feet across, maybe a bus or an suv, a couple of suvs together. the o
of them hurt by falling glass. nasa saying the meteor was about 50 feet and impact may have been 30 times stronger than the atomic bomb that hit hiroshima. drivers are searching a frozen lake, this one near where it landed. 20,000 searchers looking for remains of the meteor but so far they haven't found any. >> kelly: we have to check this out. an amazing video, an unrelated asteroid flying past earth, this one was much bigger and could have been more dangerous. it doesn't look so bad within safe within our atmosphere but this nasa of an makes shows the path of 150 foot asteroid. it came within 17,000 miles of earth's surface and something so large has come to our planet. scientists have been keeping a very close eye on this one, but there are a lot -- they have never seen them coming this big. >> heather: here to add to that, a mysterious sighting, this one even closer to home. reports of a bright light flashing through the sky, this was in northern california. >> kelly: look at that. >> heather: you can see flying by on the right hand corner of your screen, witnesses saying it looked li
. satellites are in higher orbit. >> nasa is currently studying about 9,000 of these near-earth asteroids. about 1,800 of them are fairly large, and those are of particular interest to us. >> nasa says there's no connection between the two events. it was simply a cosmic coincidence. >>> a sfring of attacks on women -- a string of attacks on women in the mission district may be the work of one man. >> reporter: both attacks happened in the heart of the mission district. both in the early morning hours. and in each case, the attacker's methods were exactly the same. a lone woman walks toward the man and is then grabbed from behind. no robbery, no sexual attack, just a beating with fists. police believe the same man was responsible in both cases. victims describe this hooded suspect. and tonight women say the streets of the mission are dangerous at times. >> i feel when there's not a lot of people around, people will search for people who are just walking alone. i think people can be a target when it's late. >> i try not to leave places late. i call a lift or walk down the middle of the stre
to watch these things. and nasa has a near-earth program. it is, i would argue, it is underfunded because of what's at stake here both in the sense of preparedness and dealing with injury and upset. but as to deal with international incidents that might occur. you mentioned the 2002 meteorite over the mediterranean, at the time, the deputy director said if this would have happened over the subcontinent it might have been mistaken for a nuclear explosion in this belligerent stand off between india and pakistan at the time. there are certainly occasions back in the soviet days when the united states and russia mistook natural occurrences for what might have been belligerent events. and so, you have to watch these things. and the nasa near-earth program is important for all of those reasons. as you pointed out, as your other guest pointed out, the energy that's contained in just say small rock, you know, a foot across or a couple of feet across, traveling at these velocities can pack a lot of energy. so when it explodes, it's as if a nuclear explosion went off. obviously, not the radiation a
unrelated to the asteroid known as 2012-da14. nasa says it will pass within about 17,000 miles of earth around 1:25 this morning our time -- 11:25 this morning our time. a special viewing party is planned in oakland at the chabot space and science center. they will have telescopes to see it and scientists and astronauts to talk about it, as well. the party starts at 7 p.m. >>> thousands of passengers are grateful to be on dry land. their cruise from hell is over. carnival cruise lines is working overtime to fix its public relations nightmare. ines ferre with the passengers who won't forget being stranded at sea with overflowing toilets and food shortages. >>> reporter: passengers aboard cruise liner triumph celebrated as the ship was towed into port. for many, buses were waiting to carry them to louisiana and texas but even the thought of a 7 hour bus ride couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of being back on land. [ beep beep ] >> reporter: passengers are family and friends waiting for them pier had more immediate plans. >> i'm in hungry and in
town on the same day as nasa saying an asteroid is going to fly by earth. are the two connected? we'll tell you coming up. >> and shots ring out in a wild chase through the streets of san francisco. the crash ending involving a town car and a taxicab. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ ♪ [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> hundreds hurt when a meteor slams into russia. >> the size of a house. >> it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brimstone. >> home at last, passengers from that crippled cruise ship final
as a large asteroid makes it very close trip pass the art. these are nasa radar images and illustrations of * d a 14. the 150 m diameter rocks is going to pass so close to earth, that it will be even closer than some satellites! nasa says that it will be the best opportunity " never " to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about astroid past predictions. no need to worry, though, nasa scientists say that it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say and ask for this size would cause an expulsion equivalent to 82 and a half megaton bomb. we will be right back. >> here are the afternoon highs. is going to be a nice day. it will be 69 degrees impala alto. fairfield will be popping out at 70 degrees. bridgman will be at 67 degrees. it will be 71 degrees for santa rosa. your kron 47 day around the bay highlights that warmer weather will be for the weekend and we may see some light rain as we head into next tuesday and wednesday. >> we're not tracking any hot spots but here is your bridge to check. the drive times are still from 18 to 20 minutes. the san mateo bri
to make a close fly by of planet earth. but nasa says there's no chance the 150-foot astroid will hit us. at the closest point it will be 17,000 miles from earth, and that's closer than weather and tv satellites that are in orbit. we're giving you mixed messages there. we're saying it's not far, but it's closer than weather and tv satellites. okay. greg was in here, and i was happy to hear his explanation of things. >> he says we don't have to worry about it. in the meantime, do we have to worry about the weather? here's tucker barnes with the answer. >>> potentially so. thank you very much. not this morning. lots of sunshine. cool start to the day. later this afternoon, rain showers move in for the evening commute and might transition to snow later tonight. a lot going on weather-wise. 37 now at reagan national. 34 this morning dulles. bwi marshall 33 degrees. make sure the kids are bundled up. we're not concerned with rain and/or snow the first half of the day. satellite radar, generally sunny skies the first half of your day. clouds will quickly increase. late this afternoon, see the
into space. the land sat data continuity mission will blast off from california. nasa calls it the most advanced and capable spacecraft of its kind ever built helping to monitor environmental change and natural resources. it's about the size of an suv and will likely be in orbit for many years. once it's in space, the u.s. geological survey will take over operations. >>> take a look at these photos. nasa says a solar flare happened over the weekend. it sent particles in the earth's direction. that likely isn't enough to pose a threat. they call the eruption minor but long in duration. nasa says the biggest effect here will likely be auroras near the north and south pole. >> the auroras are beautiful to see. we benefit in that way for sure. >> for sure. >>>let check had with tom kierein for a look at all the rain coming down. tom? >> yes, we've had a tenth to quarter of an inch of rain late last night. raining lightly in washington right now. we can see the jefferson memorial from the hd city camera. we've had a lot of the rain tapering off across northern virginia, the district into mar
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, nasa has been charged by congress with keeping a 24-hour-a-day seven-day-a-week watch on the skies, and they're doing this principally with three observatories in new mexico, california and puerto rico, that have discovered about 98% of all the asteroid we know that are out there. >> axelrod: if they identify a potential threat what can then be done by way of a defense system? well, that's a real possibility. you don't want to destroy these things. they're too dangerous and it's too impractical. what you can do is deflect them. nasa has already perfected the art of landing on asteroids orbiting asteroids and we even fired an impactor into the side of a comet to study the debris. you can do the same impact mod welan asteroid and speed it up or slow it down by as little as a few centimeters a second. that way had it arrives at earth's orbit we've already passed by or haven't arrived at the rendezvous yet. >> axelrod: just a fraction. >> just a fraction. >> axelrod: in south africa today the extended family of olympic runner oscar pistorius came to his defense claiming the state's own
bomb dropped on hiroshima in 1945. no wonder nasa is keeping a closing watch for anything like it headed our way. at this moment, that near miss asteroid is now on its way out of the earth moon system. at 4 a.m. tomorrow, it will head outside the orbit of the moon. you can't see it without a powerful telescope. the magnitude is just about 7.4 well beyond naked iviesibility. but they will have telescopes at nasa you can watch it online. in the meantime, elizabeth, i have to tell you, what an extraordinary coincidence. we are sitting here waiting for this big near miss asteroid and then the real thing actually smashes into russia and it doesn't only smash into russia. it smashes as the biggest fall in 100 years and that last one in tunguska in 1908 was only 3,000 miles from this one. that's the longest astronomical hole in one you can possibly imagine. >> the video was incredible. >> reporter: incredible. >> i want to ask you, like, how often does this sort of thing happen asteroids and meteorites? how often do they come this close to earth?
carefully, actually. since 1995, nasa has been charged by congress with keeping a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week watch on the skies, and they're doing this principally with three observatories in new mexico, california, and puerto rico, that have discovered about 98% of all the asteroid we know that are out there. >> axelrod: if they identify a potential threat, what can then be done by way of a defense system? well, that's a real possibility. you don't want to destroy these things. they're too dangerous and it's too impractical. what you can do is deflect them. nasa has already perfected the art of landing on asteroids, orbiting asteroids and we even fired an impactor into the side of a comet to study the debris. you can do the same impact mod welan asteroid and speed it up or slow it down by as little as a few centimeters a second. that way had it arrives at earth's orbit we've already passed by or haven't arrived at the rendezvous yet. >> axelrod: just a fraction. >> just a fraction. >> axelrod: in south africa today the extended family of olympic runner oscar pistorius came to his
are in a higher orbit than that, but unlike the russian meteor, nasa did see this space rock coming. >> nasa's currently studying about 9,000 of these near-earth asteroids. about 1,800 of them are fairly large and those are of very particular interest to us. >> now, overnight a bright flash was spotted streaking above the bay area sky. you might have seen it. and as the sky lit up, so did the phones in our newsroom. e-mails and tweets came pouring into kpix5. check that out. people concerned about a streak of light in the sky, and this youtube user posted this video of what may be a bright blue flash over the peninsula. we haven't been able to confirm the accuracy of that video, but, again, it was posted on youtube overnight from santa clarita to fairfield, facebook and twitter users reported seeing some type of flash just before 8:00 p.m. and nasa tells us there's no connection between the three of them, it was simply a cosmic coincidence. now, brian, you study these sorts of things. what's going on? it was kind of weird in 24 hours we saw all this. >> i
,200 miles of earth's surface but then cruise safely back into space. >> reporter: nasa says it is the largest to fly this close to earth since the agency started keeping track. while the experts say it won't hit the earth, 130,000 metric tons of flying mass still makes people a little nervous. >> an impact by an object the size that will pass next week happens about every 1,200 years. >> reporter: to understand the true impact of asteroids striking earth, you have to travel back 66 million years. that's the time frame researchers at uc berkeley have newly pinpointed as the demise of the dinosaurs. >> the dinosaurs we think are wiped out around 66.043 million years ago. that's to within about 320,000 years. >> reporter: in a paper published this week, the group noted along with volcanos, the final nail in the dinosaur coffin likely fell from space. >> one is that an asteroid slammed into the earth. that wiped out the dinosaurs and a lot of life on earth. >> reporter: next friday's asteroid path isn't expected to be quite as spectacular but oakland space center will offer the
in the area which can closed during the storm. >>> nasa scientists held a collective breath this morning as an at last rocket lifted off from vandenberg air force base -- atlas rocket lifted off from the vandenberg air force base. this is the eighth launch. because of the failure of this and technical problem with 6 and 7, today's launch was considered critical for the conation of the -- continuation of the program. >>> a warming trend is underway around the bay area. chances are, you are filling it because we are up by several degrees over yesterday at this hour. under mostly sunny skies a little bit of a breeze in the hills we have a north-northeast wind around fairfield. 13 miles per hour. up above, 1,000 feet or so, a little gusty. for most anywhere from 5 to 10 miles an hour. the light winds will continue for today. ridge of high pressure driving those temperatures up. right now, 63 in napa, 63, santa rosa. low 60s walnut creek. hayward, oakland checking in right about 59 degrees. these numbers anywhere from 4 to 8 degrees warmer than we were 24 hours ago. napa and santa rosa closer
invited nasa engineer. he spent his childhood in the bay area and became famous during the mars curiosity mission. >> kristen: you can watch it live and also at abc7news.com beginning at 6:00 as karen mentioned. mark co-reib yeo in florida will give the republican response. wheel of for tune will air at 7:30, followed by shop competition, the pace and then join the weather team to look at inside bay area weather. modern family will air and then body of praof followed by "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> we move here. the manhunt expands to mexico for a suspected los angeles cop killer. could christopher dorner slipped across the border? >> new details about the pope's resignation, secret surgery and new signs he has been planning every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously good. cannot believe how great it works. incredible shine. i won't use anything else. love, love, love finish
speaking at a conference in san francisco. mrs. obama also invited nasa engineer. he spent his childhood in the bay area and became famous during the mars curiosity mission. >> kristen: you can watch it live and also at abc7news.com beginning at 6:00 as karen mentioned. mark co-reib yeo in florida will give the republican response. wheel of for tune will air at 7:30, followed by shop competition, the pace and then join the weather team to look at inside bay area weather. modern family will air and then body of praof followed by "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> we move here. the manhunt expands to mexico for a suspected los angeles cop killer. could christopher dorner slipped across the border? >> new details about the pope's resignation, secret surgery and new signs he has >>> the ceo of san francisco porn company was arrested for drug possession and prompted. peter adler uploaded a video of himself firing guns. police paid the building a visit after seeing the video online. officers say they found cocaine on the property and took him into the custody. kink.com was featured in a documentary tha
this area is so cold. nasa estimates the meteor exploded with the force of at least 20 hiroshima atomic bombs. >> if this amount of energy had been detonated at ground level, instead of ten miles up, it would have probably leveled a -- every single building in an area the size of chicago. >> reporter: local officials say the explosion injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over russia. now crews are trying to find fragments in a lake about 50 miles from the town. scientists say an event of this magnitude happens about once every hundred years but they say it's not uncommon for meteors to impact the planet more often. >> we are hit by about 100 tons of space debris every day. >> reporter: the explosion in russia and an asteroid that just missed earth has people looking up. late friday, some in the san francisco bay area reported seeing a fireball streaking through the sky. experts say it was likely another meteor. but the three events are unrelated. tatiana anderson for cbs news. >>> for thousands of passengers aboard
promised to replace all windows within a week. nasa estimates the explosion was about 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima. local officials say it injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over central russia. now, crews are trying to find fragments of it in a lake about 50 miles from the town of chelyabinsk. there's a large hole where some say part of the meteor fell. scientists say an event of this magnitude happens once about every hundred years but it's not uncommon they say for meteors to impact the planet more often. >> earth is hit with 100 tons of space debris every day. and that includes at least one basketball sized object. >> reporter: the explosion in russia and the asteroid that just missed earth has people looking up. tatiana anderson for cbs news. >>> it feels like you're on a roller coaster pretty much. >> a roller coaster into the history books. how the crew of this racing yacht was able to do it. -- h >> and looking out from our kpix 5 newsroom
a week. nasa estimates the explosion was about 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima. local officials say it injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over central russia. now, crews are trying to find fragments of it in a lake about 50 miles from the town. there's a large hole where some say part of the meteor fell. scientists say an event of this magnitude happens once about every hundred years but it's not uncommon they say for meteors to impact the planet more often. >> earth is hit with 100 tons of space debris every day. and that includes at least one basketball sized object. >> reporter: the explosion in russia and the asteroid that just missed earth has people looking up. tatiana anderson for cbs news. it has been four days since the hunt for fugitive ex-cop chris dorner ended in a burning cabin in big bear. >>> and with the man hunt now over, people are heading back to the resort area. cbs reporter louisa hodge is in big bear with reaction from
brilliant, he was a student ambassador to nasa, working on systems engineering for spacecraft. >> the shooter had been suffering from a mental illness. >> but green was apparently deeply troubled, according to police. police found he was well armed as well. >> he discovered a 9 mm handgun next to the gunman's body. they also discovered a bag of weapons to include a baseball bat, a machete, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and ammunition. >> given that he lawfully purchased the handgun that he used, and registered to him, that means he had to have passed a background check here in maryland so based on that, i would say there must not have been a prohibiter that was found by the maryland state police at the time. >> university of maryland president, wallace lowe, said the administration was not aware of green's mental health troubles. >> we do know that we have significantly increased the number of psychologists and other mental health professionals to advise and council our students. >> share the shock and grief while some wondered what could have been done. >> you
time in history, nasa gathers a rock sample from mars. the curiosity rover drilled a hole into a rock used its robotic arm this weekend. the rock is believed to be proof that there was once water on that planet. the rover will process the sample over the next few days. >>> the hottest dog show in the country picks off tomorrow. a dog from anne arundel county is competing in the westminster kennel club. tonight we meet blanket rocket ship. >> reporter: as he sits waiting for his last minute preb he's ready. >> he likes to -- prep he's ready. >> he likes to look good. >> yes he does. >> reporter: to take the westminster dog show by form. >> he has a lot of fun as a dog the day before because he's not allowed to sniff or play with dogs the next day. >> reporter: fluffy, 93 pound bermese mountain dog will be entered in the working dog group. this trip to new york is impressive. it is the first time westminster has allowed a non-champion to compete. >> we a super excited to be there. it's a long shot that he'll win. it's possible. anything is possible. but we have so excited just to be at
was named a student ambassador for nasa. he was a grad student in maryland researching robots in space. something went wrong. >> after speaking with green's family detectives learned that the shooter had been suffering from a mental illness. >> at some point, he began to arm himself. police found a basketball bat, machete and handgun, one of them is 9 millimeter. >> that was purchased legally in the baltimore county area in 201. >> green used that handgun to kill his house mate and to wound another before shooting himself dead. it happened apparently without warning. the house mates found green setting small fires in and near their off campus fire. >> it is really scary that it happened right here and so close to campus. >> it is a crazy night in college parking. you hear about it all over the place but you don't except it to be outside your front door. >> most students we spoke to expressed such disbelief. the school's president says he was stunned. he says the school was unaware of green's troubles. >> it is a tragedy and our heart gose out to his family
university as an undergrad and participated in the nasa student ambassador program. >>> there's new insight into the pope's decision to step down at the end of the month. the vatican revealed the pontiff received a pace maker in 2005. his last appearance comes tomorrow. >>> and tonight the united nations is threatening to take further action against north korea after its nuclear test. the rogue nation detonate add bomb on sunday night. president obama says north korea is further isolating itself and sending its people into poverty. >>> and the nation's eyes are on the president tonight delivering his state of the union address just three weeks after he was sworn in for another four years. >> mr. speaker the president of the united states. >> president obama tells the joint session of congress the u.s. economic recovery is well underway. >> the state of our union is stronger. [ applause ]. >> the president focused on the middle class and millions of americans still looking for work. >> it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many and not just the fe
that are projected to a flat plan, we take pictures around an object so you get 3d digital model. nasa's case, we scanned the image of insulated tile and then we create repair, that's idea call shape of the damage. this data gets sent up to space station and they cut it out with the repair and the spacewalker can go out, fit it in, seal it, and then the damage is repaired. >> and we've got some props on the desk. tell me about what you brought us today. >> okay. so this is a 3d printed shoe and we're experimenting the art, which is a mesh of many object. the material, lighter weight with a lot of empty spaces. in the heel, and then also it is molded to the shape of my feet so it's completely custom made. >> ping, good to have you on the program. thank you so much. >>> up next, the coming news in the upcoming week that will be have impact "on the money." and is the city of new york city takeout in jeopardy? may michael bloomberg's list of banned substances as we take a break. look at how the stock market ended the week. back in a moment. look at how th market ended the week. back in a moment. look
is a brilliant university of maryland graduate engineering student with ties to nasa. but he was also suffering from a mental illness that turned deadly. >> the whole thing -- >> shocked, neighboring students said bullets went through an suv window and into a neighborhood home. >> i guess -- >> find the trigger of a semihandgun was dayvon green. a 23-year-old university of maryland graduate engineering student and self-described brainiac, seen on a nasa website, where he was working on engineering. >> one of his roommates woke up to the flames. >> a bizarre night was lit fires all around the house which lured these roommates outside. green inexplicably pulled his gun from his waistband, shot one roommate to death and shot another. green ran in the backyard and shot hems. julie parker speaks to prince georges police. >> next to the gunman's body, a handgun was found. they also discovered a bag of weapons to include a baseball bat, a machete, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and ammunition. the shooter had been suffering from a mental illness. >> university president, wahl wallace l
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and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> pam: nasa's shuttle program is gone, but satellites are still blasting off into space. the latest one took off this afternoon from vandenberg air force base in california. it's expected to provide nasa and the u-s geological survey with pictures of the earth's surface for the next 40 years. the images collected can be used to assist in urban planning, disaster recovery and help monitor water and you're on timeout leo! back. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. ♪ (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> reporter: the average price is $3.99. that is up nearly 37¢. some of the reasons i found out our refinery shutdown and the switch over to the summer blend. the prices could continue to climb for the month of february and stabilize for the month of march. >> in san jose, copper wire thieves are becoming more brazen. with nearly $4 per pound. this is contributing to a year regular traffic patterns.
>> astronomers will be glued to a large asteroid makes a very close trip past earth! these are nasa radar images and illustrations of the asteroid. the 150-meter diameter rock is going to pass so close to earth, it will be even closer than some satellites! no need to worry, though; nasa scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say an asteroid this size would cause an explosion equivalent to a two-and-a-half megaton bomb. >> coming up your complete sports... the bay area market ranked only 28th in super bowl television ratings despite the 49ers participation. have the giants. with two world series titles in three years. passed up the 49ers as the number-one team in the bay area? speaking of the giants. spring training is here and there will be a lot of eyes on the progress of tim lincecum. who had a subpar regular season but was great out of the bullpen in the postseason. will he ever regain his old form as a starter? and if not could a relief role. possibly as a closer. be in his future? third baseman pablo sandoval was obviously fantastic in the world series. but. like l
of the meteorite's powerful landing. right now nasa is keeping close watch over an asteroid as it hurdles about 17,000 miles above the earth's surface. a record-setting approach near our planet and apparently it's under 50 feet wide. tom costello joins me from the newsroom. tom, what do we know so far about what happened in russia? >> it was absolutely unbelievable. it was spectacular. what's kind of interesting here is so many people in russia these days have these little go pro cameras because they want to capture when they're hit in a traffic accident or official corruption. we have many views of this asteroid traveling at 33,000 miles per hour slamming into the earth's atmosphere above southwestern russia. this happened at 9:15 this morning. this town has a million people in it. thankfully most of the debris actually fell outside of the town, but it blew out the windows in nearly every single building and in many, many homes, and keep in mind, these are soviet era designs, so they're not terribly well built. a short time ago i talked to a canadian who was living there in that particular part o
yesterday. nasa calls this a once in a century event. a meteor, pretty sizeable one, as a matter of fact, screamed out of the sky and slammed to earth. more than 1,000 people were hurt and thousands of buildings damaged. cnn's phil black is in russia. he hit the road today, trying to find the spot where the meteor landed. >> are we're walking on a frozen lake. it's about a 90-minute drive west. we're here because locals say a big fragment from the meteor punched through the ice. and is now sitting at the bottom of the lake. [ speaking in russian ] >> that was a very firm no. these police officers said it is prohibited for us to be here, to shoot video here, to try and walk any further. if if part of that meet orrite came down there, where those vehicles are, as locals say it did, the russian authorities don't want us or anyone else to see it. the meteor's final descent through the atmosphere was seen by people all across this region. at this school, students came outside to look at the trail of smoke it left in the sky. one student captured the moment on his phone. what were you thinking
that will pass closer than some satellites to the earth. nasa says it is will be the best opportunity ever to witness a near miss but bright sunlight will keep the golden state from seeing it. nasa says there is no need to worry. it will definitely not hit earth. that's good to know. >> 150 meters, that would put a hole in the earth. >> too bad we can't see it. it would be a great show, right, elizabeth. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> it is. what were you talking about? [ laughter ] >> an asteroid! >> oh, okay. got cla. i have been thinking about fog. i have a foggy brain. >>> it's all over the bay area this morning. you can see it in spots towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we were actually just getting word of an accident now. unfortunately it's on the skyway section sounds like it's on the other side of the bridge westbound 80 by the 101 connector so heads up. we don't have major details now but it sounds like possibly lanes blocked. they also turned on the metering lights. that's why we are starting to see delays in the cash and fastrak lanes and we
to close at, it will be closer than some satellites. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about the asteroid have a prediction. the need to worry though, as the scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say the asteroid this size would cause an explosive equivalent to two and a half ton megaton bomb. >> we are back at 6:45 a.m. and authorities have all arrested the 45 year-old santa clara man for having explosives in his home. police say was a threat against a state senator at leland yee. the bomb squad detonated some of the explosives. the chp will blow up the rest of the close of this morning. a young man was shot on a campus at school and san leandro. investigators are now at that school looking for clues. they will be there for awhile, classes' have been cancelled today. this is the first homicide of the year for the lme that sheriff's office. olympic sprinter oscar the store has been charged with the murder of his third year-old girlfriend was shot dead in his home in south africa. pol
of mosquito to about 50%. they say they are not transmitting the west nile virus. >>> nasa will stream the astroid's approach starting 9:00 pacific time. it is the closest to ever get to earth and they say it is the size of the white house. >> that is pretty good moving passed us. >> sal, is traffic moving fast out there? >> it is in many areas, dave and pam, we are looking at 280 north and south and you can go as fast as you legally can, no major problems on the sunole grade and i am not showing you the dense fog, at 5:57, let's go pack to the desk. >>> a deadly shooting on an elementary school campus, what we are learning about the young victim and how he was well- known in the area. >>> luring businesses away? we will tell you more about
and it will be to bright out, but nasa is planning on streaming video of the flyby over the internet. da 14 is expected to pass by the earth friday morning around 11:30am pacific time. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news >> elsewhere, the current conditions with 59 degrees. 57 and antioch, 50s. oakland, 58. clear skies for the overnight conditions. pretty mild the chance for fog but not much. sunshine for the day tomorrow and on the warm sun for a lot of locations. '70s. after that, we are cooling down and showers are in the seven day forecast. the satellite and writer shore that high- pressure. coming out of that section with the satellite and radar. here is the future cast. 7:00 a.m., a cool down into the 50s. there are no 30's. by noon, we can see that green with 60s. the yellow, is 70's. many of us will be in the upper 70's closer. and we will cool things down by 5:00 p.m.. 60s. 50s for the lighter blue. for the morning lows. downtown san francisco, 40's on the map and some areas in the north bay toward but we are used to that. '70s in the south bay. evergreen, 73 degrees in for their fri
. >> it's no small he skprent shows you the destructive nature of the objects. >> what nasa says it was not was part of this asteroid. it buzzed clo to earth today. 100 tons races towards earth every day. national safety counsel estimates you're twice as likely to be struck by lightning than hit by an asteroid but three times more likely than being injured by fire works. 20,000 troops have been sent to help residents. those people are spending a night without windows temperatures in that part of russia are well below zero tonight. >> a giant asteroid talking about has nothing to do with the meteor that hit russia. that one hurled past earth today just before 11:30 our time. astroners used binoculars to watch the point of light speeding across the sky. >> breaking news in antioch. sky 7 caught the scene of what we believe is a shooting in a gas station or perhaps a burger king restaurant near dear valley high school. a person has been handcuffed after the scene. the investigation station has been roped off. the call came in as a shooting at burger king. police have not told fuss a
of an atomic bomb, injuring a thousand people. nasa says the meteor was the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles an hour. >> the repeat occurrence, it definitely has me up here. >> what do you know about asteroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> another asteroid is passing close to the earth. the closest any asteroid has ever gotten to the earth. they got a fuzzy dot on video screen, 17,000 miles is so close that astronomers says the earth's gravity is bending its path. >> it has some potential but not an immediate potential of hitting the earth. >> a lot of activity in the past 24 hours but astronomers say it's a wonderful coincidence. >> katie: if you snapped a picture of last night's meteor we would love to see it. send it to ureport. >>> it certainly unlikely that a meteor would hit your house, but if it did are you covered by insurance. michael finney got some answers. >> that is one of the things that is covered under your homeowner's insurance policy. it doesn't happen that often but it is something that would be covered. >> kelly, an insurance industry spokesman, damage fr
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